From time to time we receive feedback about an odour in the local community. We are continuing to work to reduce odour emissions from the Munster Plant and have been proactively addressing this issue for a number of years in consultation with the Department of Environment Regulation.
Community Odour Assessment Study
An independent consultancy, Emissions Assessment Pty Ltd, conducted a comprehensive Community Odour Survey (COS) over a 16 month period (January 2013 - April 2014). The primary aim of the COS was to assess odours in the community surrounding the Munster Plant.
The methodology used for the COS was based on the German standard, VDI 3940 "Measurement of odour impact by field inspection - Measurement of the impact frequency of recognizable odours Parts 1 and 2" (2006). The methodology used was reviewed and approved by the Department of Environment Regulation prior to the commencement of the COS.
The sampling areas approved by the Department of Environment Regulation for the study were located around the Munster Plant and are shown on the map below.
The results of the COS were submitted to the Department of Environment Regulation and presented at a community forum in March 2015.